TITLE

Closing Gitmo Doesn't Make America Safer

AUTHOR(S)
Maginnis, Robert
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Human Events;2/2/2009, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author criticizes the claim of U.S. President Barack Obama that closing the terrorist detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo) will make the U.S. safer. He opposes the myths that Gitmo encourages terrorism and that closing Gitmo will defuse Muslim alienation toward U.S. which will impact recruiting of terrorists. He cites the potential consequences associated with closing Gitmo, including the tacit admission that U.S. has done something wrong. He stresses the need for new international rules on how to detain terrorists prior to closing Gitmo.
ACCESSION #
36382723

 

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